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REAL BOSS OF GIANTS
Responsibility Shifted on Former
Wilbert Robinson Given Credit for
8uccss - of Rube Marquard and
Wonderful Showing of Mc
Graws Team This Season.,
' Wllbert Robinson, formerly back
atop of the Invincible Orioles, stands
today In the spotlight of fandom as
the most successful trainer In base
ball. Robbie Is responsible for the suc
cess of Rube Marquard, and as well
for the wonderful showing the Giants
have made this season and last. Most
of the honor goes to John McGraw,
manager of the famous New York
team, but If anything serious should
happen to the little Napoleon there is
little doubt that Robbie would step In
to his Bhoes.
The result of Robinson's success is
that he has been placed almost In en
tire charge of the team, McGraw elect
ing to witness each game from the side
lines, although all the work that once
burdened his shoulders has been
shifted to the Baltimorean. For his
share In keeping the team In trim Rob
bie draws down $150 a week, and he as
well Is entitled to a liberal percentage
of the receipts In every world series'
in which the Giants figure in he divi
sion. Robbie recently spent two days in
Baltimore.' In ah interview Robbie
stated that his duties are to work out
the players in morning practice, to se
lect the pitchers for each day, to de
cide when a twirler is to be taken out
and to work the signals from the
"There Is no doubt in my mind
about the National league winning
this season," Robbie says. "We've got
the pennant cinched, and there will
be a new champion team of the world
when the big series of next fall is
over with. There is no secret to the
success of our team. It is the best
aggregation of players in baseball,
and there - is not a weak spot any
where. Team work figures largely in
the results, but that's what makes or
breaks any club, as without it no or
ganization can expect to meet witn
the unprecendented success that has
characterised our march so far this
season and the latter part of last."
MAKING GOOD AT FIRST BASE
Jack Miller Fills Big Gap In Pittsburg
Team by Clever Work at the
The Pirates have a better first base
knan this season than they' have had
In years. Jack Miller, who formerly
Hooked after the Keystone sack for the
Jack Miller, t
. Pirates, was moved over to first and
has done so well that he has been
made a permanent fixture there. First
base has long been a weak spot In th
Pittsburg . 1 line-up. Manager Fred
.Clarke figures that more than one pen
nant was lost to the Smoky City
through weakness at the initial sack.
The Pirates have been playing bet
ter ball lately than they .did in the
fore part of the season, and have
hopes of winding up in the first or sec
ond place, -.
Fromme Makes History.
Considerable history was made
when Art Fromme shut out the Giants
with one hit in Cincinnati. . It was
the first one-hit game in the National
this season; it was the second time the
Reds had beaten Mathewson this sea-
son and the first time on their own
grounds since 1908.
Browns Will Be Favorites.
In the coming fall series between
the Browns and Cardinals in St. Louis
conditions will be reversed in that the
Browns will be strong favorites on the
recent showing they have made in the
American league. The series will start
October 8 and seven games will b
Star Pitcher Sold.
Albert Leak, who was considered
the star pitcher of the Central Kansas
league, was sold by Junction City fol
lowing the close of the league season.
to Traverse City of the Michigan State
league for $500. When not pitching.
Leak played the outfield for Junction
Clty because of his ability to hit.
Mrs. Brltton Makes Denial.
Mrs. Britton of the Cardinals denied
that she sought to trade Roger Bres
nahan to Cincinnati, says there la no
ill feeling and that Roger will be her
manager for yean to come. Just as hi
By Rev. FRANK
IT JS wonderful what you can do if you will only keep your chin up.
This is a strange world, and one of the strangest things about
it is the way it sympathizes with success.
We are supposed to sympathize with failure and grief, but we
I am going to tell you the truth about this naughty world, and the
truth is that whichever way you're going, up or down, people want to
help you along.
If you are going up we all want to boost; if you are going down we
all want to push. That is what we call sympathy.
You hear complaints that the fich are growing richer and the poor
poorer. That has always been the case, simply because it is human nature.
Society has always been organized to increase the wealth of the wealthy and
the power of the powerful; also to make the weak weaker.
There's no use whining about it. It is simply one of the flinty laws
of nature. The only thing to do with nature's laws is to adjust oneself
to them and not complain. ,
This might be .called the law of the inertia of prosperity.
You are guilty yourself. Whom do you want to see? . The man
everybody wants to see. And you read the book everybody's reading and
go to the store where it is "the thing" to go. . .
"Follow the crowds," says the advertiser, with the shrewd knowledge
of our makeup.
If yon have a hundred dollars ahead to whom do you want to hand
it? To the poor man who needs it? Not at all, but to the rich banker
who doesn't need it.
If I ask you for the loan of a quarter you will pass it over to me with
out a word if you think it is a trifling matter to me; but if you suspect I
really am in want and need the quarter to buy a little food with, thafs
quite another affair; you can't encourage that sort of thing; I should go
to the Associated Charities. ' .
Now, the way to use this law is to feign prosperity even if you have
it not. Keep your chin up.
Wear good clothes. Don't withdraw from the society of the prosper
ous. Look pleasant. ' Don't let yourself get down at the heel. Don't get
that poor beggar look on your face. ; . , ;
It isn't hj-pocrisy. It isn't pretense. It is sheer courage. It is let
ting the world know that while you live you propose to fight, and that like
old General Taylor you "don't know when you're licked."
' Keep smiling and an unfriendly universe will not know what to do
with you; so it will crown you. "
Says Alfred de Vigny: "All those that struggle against the unjust
heavens have had the admiration and secret love of men."
Fate is a bluff. Face her, defy her, and she will fawn on you.
Fate is cruel, but only to the quitter.
g1Sj uiiiiiiiiotimg. juen are deserting tne
Vutty IS I country in droves to come into the city.
By Janes P. Barnett. Atlanta. Ga.
Men are casting about for reform, and they don't know where to be
gin, so vast and so deep is the problem.
Figures compiled each year show
greater the death rate in other
the quicker they die. -
In a certain English city, to
caused death, a certain area in the alums was demolished and modern,
sanitary tenements 'erected in their place. The death rate Bank some
thing like 75 per cent, as a result. And yet the hordes of men crowd
into the city, and conditions grow more congested, crime gains a new
impetus and death increases at a
Understand me, I do not mean
means that that person is evil and
sult. The point is that wherever
poverty reigns crime increases, as figures have proved, and poverty is one
of the most prolific sources of crime.
The problem of the city is a hydra-headed one, and sociologists are
beginning to realize that, while it demands instant attention, they do
not know how to cope with it.
By JANE EaiCkSCN
Did you ever get turned down? Then
you know what a delightful sensation it is. How would you like to have
that hideous experience, which has caused you much inward anguish; to
say nothing of humiliation, blared abroad to an unsympathetic public?
How would you like having to wear a button or a badge boldly dis
played on your coat lapel signifying that you belong to the great wan
dering family of Turned Downs? It wouldn't set well, would it?
So 'I declare, in the cause of common courtesy, that it wouldn't be
fair to tag the bachelor.
Let him forget his lonely misery if he can. - .. .
"Don't doom him to remember his troubles every time he puts on his
ljct him alone and maybe some day when nobody's paying much at
tention to him he may manage to slip through the big gates. You never
Many Little Helps
in Calling Fate's
The greatest problem which confronts
the economists and the social workers of
America today is the problem of the city.
Every year the population of the cities
is increasing and that of the counties
ji: : : -r - ..
are leaving the green fields for the
dirty highways, the clear atmosphere for
the pollution of the city, and with every
new recruit the problem of handling
them and the vice which grows among
them becomes more difficult and more in
that the denser the population, the
words the closer men live together,
prove that congested dwelling-places
that every new recruit into the city
that crime increases as a direct re
conditions are congested and where
I cannot see the advisability of tagging
a man because he is a" bachelor. In the
first place, it is cruel, to say the least. Just
because a fellow has been so unfortunate as
to be left outside of matrimony's hospitable
gates there is no reason why we should
throw it up to him. There are very few
. men who have not met at least one girl
whom they would like to marry, and that
they have failed to qualify up to the lady's
requirements is no sound reason for un
seemly mirth and merriment from the
world at large.
NEW SCHEME FOR CO -
dent of the association is George Elmer Littlefleld, a small, ruddy faced,
snowy haired man, with a poetic temperament, much energy and a talking
style that is extremely magnetic. He is the founder of, the Westwood col
ony, is a Harvard graduate, a practical printer and farmer, and was a min
ister of the gospel for fourteen years.
SENATOR GEORGE C.
The announcement a few days ago
by Senator George C. Perkins that
he will retire from public life brings
to its close a remarkable career.
Born on a little farm near Kenne
bunkport. Me., Mr. Perkins ran away
from home when he was about 13
years old. ! He took to the sea, as a
Maine boy naturally would, shipping
as cabin boy on' a ship at New Or
leans and sailed the seas. In 1855
he shipped before the mast on the
good ship Galatea, and sailing round
the Horn, eventually landed In San
Francisco. Here the gold fever
seized him and he abandoned the
sea for the mining camps. : Fortune
frowned for many a year, and he was
glad to find work of any kind to earn
his bread. He was a teamster, a
miner, a storekeeper in rough mining
camps, anything indeed that came to
hand. At last he accumulated enough
money to own his own team and he
became a boss freighter
Then fortune, tired of frowning, smiled and soon Mr. Perkins became a
rich man, even as rich men were rated in California. The former cabin boy
began to own steamship lines of his own; the miner; began to own mines;
the teamster became the head of great transportation companies on land
and on sea. His education was self-taught, but it became thorough. Finally
he entered politics, and in 1879 he was elected governor of his state. Then
in 1893 he was appointed to the United States senate to fill out the unex
pired term of Leland Stanford, and since then his state has kept him In the
- Today he is regarded as one of the ablest members of that body. He
Is chairman of the naval committee and a member of almost every other
Important committee. He Is not one of the orators, but the senate always
listens attentively to what he says In his direct, terse, business-like way
of explaining a matter. Mr. Perkins' health has been gradually failing, and
he retired from publlo life solely for that reason. ' .
r 1r CSI
The Italian-Turkish war, which has been so well censored as to battle
reports, will not last much longer. Signor Del Frate believes, but Its end
will come, he said, not until questions that involve not only Italy, but also
Montenegro, Bulgaria, Albania and other Balkan states have been consid
ered. "We have financed the Italian war without levying special taxes or in
creasing existing taxes, which, for a Latin people who are naturally phil
osophers and artists, but not fundamentally financiers, is doing well," he
said. "We sold .some bonds, but they went at 4v per cent." : . .
Baron Hengelmuller von Henger
var, the Austrian ambassador to the
United States, formally announced
the other day that he has been grant
ed leave to return to Austria. It Is
his Intention not to return, but set
tle permanently in his own countryt
after being In the diplomatic service
44 years, 20 of which have been spent
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' no plans further than to occupy his
i tho H mi an of Lords.
Baron Hengelmuller said he had in
formed his own government and the
American state department of his In
tention, adding that both he and his
family are leaving the United States
with feelings of the deepest regret.
Baron Hengelmuller has been the
dean of the diplomatic corps at
Washington. He was born in Press
burg, Hungary, about 55 years ago,
and was educated In Vienna especial
ly for the diplomatic service. A man
during his long residence in Washington, gained recognition among all Amer
ican officials with whom he has come in contact as a conscientious, pains
taking diplomatist, who Is much more of ,a plodder In his work than many
of his not necessarily more brilliant colleagues.
After seventy years of more or less
profound slumber the - co-operative
colony Idea has reawakened in this
country. Groups of men and women,
believers in the mission of co-operation
to help solve the economic and
social problems of our time,' have
been established in . the suburbs o
New York,: Boston, Reading, Penn.,
and Los Angeles, and other groups
are being established elsewhere. One
of. the colonies, at Westwood, ' Mass.,,
is six years old and thriving mightily.
The others have been in existence!
for two years or less, and might be
considered still in the experimental;
stage. The New York enterprise was
launched quite recently, and is ob-
taming a site In New Jersey . within
commuting distance of . the metropi
oils... All these groups are organized.
on the same general . principles and
by a band of - enthusiasts who call)
themselves the Fellowship Farms
Founders' Association. The presi-
PERKINS TO RETIRE
LAUDS OWN COUNTRY
Signor Gaston Del Frate,' diplomat
and noted member of-the Italian bar,
who recently spent a few days in
America, being on a visit to his wife's
relatives at Madison, Wis., told of the
progress of the Italian war, of Amer
ican influence in his country, and
spoke of Italian art and literature and
music. Old Italy has , beaten the
Turk, he said, and soon will come the
settlement. Italian influence will in
crease. Italy and the United States
will grow closer together.. The art
of Italy and Increasing American ap
preciation of art will bring it about
Signor Del Frate is legal adviser to
the United States embassy in Rome.
He has been legal adviser; to the
French and Russian legations. When
'j. Plerpont Morgan bought the -site
in Rome on which the' American
academy is now erecting a beautiful
home and presented it to that organi
sation, Signor Del Frate had charge
of the matter. r
liT ' ' ' ' ' ' '' ' ''''
Kansas City Ball Park Burns. -
Kansas C?. Association park, the
home of Kansas City's American asso
ciation baseball team, was destroyed -by
fire- Sunday that also burned a
plant of the City Ice and Storage com
pany and two residences, all near the -park.
The total loss was $100,000, of
which $60,00 was sustained by the ice'
company and $20,000 by George Te
beau, owner of the park and of thje
local association team. . A motor fire'
engine valued, at $8,000 burned when
the engine' stopped and firemen were
unable to move it. :
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NOTICE OF PROBATE.
Estate No. 3120, of Thomas Hornby,
deceased, in County Court of Lan-
The State of Nebraska, To all per
sons interested in said estate, take
notice that a petition has been Sled
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